Pacer E News

The Week of August 15 - 19

Students Schedules Available This Week!!

We're all very excited here at the high school to get things started for 22/23 and see you back in the building. This Monday morning, the 15th you will be able to see your class schedules in StudentVue/ ParentVue. Historically, when this happens we are off to the races with schedule change requests, etc. To streamline this process and get everyone what they want as quickly as possible, we are asking that you follow these steps if you're looking for a change:


For a simple schedule change request, all you need to do is fill out this Google Form.


Schedule changes will only be honored for one or more of the following reasons:


--If you are missing a core academic class, or if the course is academically inappropriate (ex. placed in Geometry, should be in Algebra)
--If the credit in a course has already been earned (ex. summer courses; student must show proof of credit completion before the schedule will be changed.)
--If the primary purpose of the change is NOT to change a teacher OR results in moving a core academic class.
--If ‘Late Arrival,' or ‘Early Release' is in your schedule and you do not want it or cannot leave the building during that release period.

--If you have a hole in your schedule.


If none of the above reasons apply, please schedule an appointment with your counselor via their online appt link or email them:


A-Di: Lisa Sheehy: https://calendly.com/lisasheehy or sheehyl@loswego.k12.or.us

Dj-Kh: Quinn Takashima:https://calendly.com/quinntakashima or takashiq@loswego.k12.or.us

Ki-Pq: Christopher Keller: kellerc@loswego.k12.or.us

Pr-Z: Gordon Hilberg: hilbergg@loswego.k12.or.us


* Note: If you request a change and it can be made, you will see the change in your schedule on StudentVue. If the change cannot be made, your schedule will remain the same. We will not be emailing the results to you, so please continue to check Student or Parent Vue. If you don't see an expected change within 2 working days and you want more info about why, please reach out to your counselor again.


***StudentVue Note: If you don't have access to StudentVue yet or are having trouble getting in, please reach out to Sammy Bok at boks@loswego.k12.or.us. (for returning students) or to Corey Fivecoat at fivecoac@loswego.k12.or.us (for new students)


****Last note: "TA and/or Academic Mentor can only be added when school has begun- forms can be picked up in the counseling office".

Smart Start is August 25th from 1:00 - 3:00

SAVE THE DATE: Smart Start Thursday, Aug. 25, 1-3 p.m.


Smart Start is an opportunity specifically for our students with 504s and IEPs, and their parents and guardians, to make introductions and connect with their teachers and to feel prepared and welcomed for the start of school. For the 2022-23 School Year, Smart Start is in person Aug. 25, 2022, from 1-3 p.m.


Teachers will be familiar with your student’s plan and accommodations. To help get to know your students, please complete the attached one-page profile or create one on your own ahead of time, and give it to the teacher at the Smart Start introduction.


Also, to assist in your family’s preparation for the new school year, please click here for a Smart Start checklist for parents and guardians of students with 504s and IEPs.


See you on Aug. 25!

Food Service This School Year

Universal free meals for all has ended. This school year we are going back to free, reduced and paid categories. This year we will be using the Oregon Expanded Income Guidelines (EIG), which will help us provide free meals to more families. A family of four making $83,250 annually can now qualify fo free meals compare to the USDA standard of $36,075. For more info on how to apply for free meals families can visit this page.

https://www.losdschools.org/Page/7971


Meal ID badges. In order to have the lunch lines flow with ease we are going to use pinned/scanners at the POS. Students can scan their ID barcode at the POS making it easy and fast to go through the lunch line. They can also use the pin-pad incase they forget or lose their ID badge.


Secondary - Students can have the option of using their barcode on their Student ID card. They can also take a picture of it with their phone and use that picture at the POS. This is up to each school if they want to allow students to use their phones for this.


Creating a Meal Account. Online meal accounts are not necessary but are strongly encouraged to have. This will make it much easier for families that want to add funds to students accounts. Meal accounts can be made with SchoolCafe. There is a small fee for depositing money into each account, but if parents deposit $100 or more they get their fee back as a credit to their account. We will accept cash or checks at the POS. Checks can be made to “LOSD - Nutrition Services”. Below is more information on how to create an account.

https://www.losdschools.org/Page/8304


Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you this school year.

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SBA Information for the 2022 - 23 School Year

The Oregon Department of Education publishes an annual notice regarding state assessments in English Language Arts and math. Please review the Annual Notice for Statewide Tests for information about why participation matters, the right to opt out, and test windows.

RiverGrove Keepsake Tiles

Now through August 31, 2022


Please click on the link to view the tiles . The mosaics have a letter/number grid to make it easy for you to identify your tile. At the top of the page are samples of super high resolution tiles that are close to a Gigabyte each. This will give you an idea of the quality of your finished keepsake tile. After locating your tile, click on the pdf icon to access the order form. The tiles will be printed in one batch at the end of August in order to keep pricing down.

Senior Info

HEY, CLASS OF 2023!!!


Be GREEN when you GRADUATE in PACER BLUE!


Graduation Cap and Gown sets are available for purchase through the Cap and Gown Recycling

Fundraiser. The grad sets include: cap, gown and 2023 tassel. All sets have been cleaned and

pressed and in are in like new condition and are available to purchase and take home today for


only $40!!!


It’s a win-win! You save on the cost of a wear-it-once gown


AND


Your money will go directly to supporting LHS Drama department!

Buy your Cap and Gown set at Pacer Pick up on Aug 26th

SUPPLY IS LIMITED! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!


Sizes 4’10--6’6 available


Questions? Contact Sarah Amberg: samberg80@gmail.com

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